Monday, February 18, 2013

Be careful what you email.

WAPT reported the President of Belhaven University took time out from hating on Fido to dispute Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler's claim she didn't support Belhaven coming to Madison several years ago. Mr. Parrot said wait a second, we didn't want to come to Madison.

First watch this video:

In the earlier broadcast, the little metro news anchor said something to the effect of "her story keeps changing." Well, Mr. Dedo, emails are a wonderful thing and in this case rather enlightening. Apparently Mr. Parrot sent one to the Mayor of Madison after he heard Tulane was coming to town. JJ obtained through a public records request an email Mr. Parrot sent to Madison after Tulane announced the creation of the Madison campus in 2009. This email doesn't exactly sound like someone who thought Madison costs too much, does it? Matter of fact, it sounds like someone who really wanted to come to Madison.


Anonymous said...

I have known Mayor Mary for years and have had many dealings with her she is both tough and fair and if she tells you something---"you can take it to the bank"

Anonymous said...

They quaff kool-aid @ WAPT by the barrel.

Anonymous said...

Where is the email?

Kingfish said...

Its there. Its in pdf/flash so if on an iphone or ipad, you may not see it.

Anonymous said...

You are twisting this. At 1:00 in the news video Dr Parrot says: “I would have come to Madison in a heartbeat if I had had the same kind of help and support and incentives that Tulane had.” Which matched up his statement earlier in the video that locations in Madison cost too much.

Anonymous said...

Yes I got it on my computer. WOW. The Queen was right after all. that is why I love the lady and she will kick JBC's ass. Wonder what Parrott will say now?

Shadowfax said...

Regardless of the yada yada and expected comments from clowns in the bleachers; the man said he would love to come to Madison and if he now says he did not say that, he's a liar.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Dr.Parrot got caught telling a little story!!!

Anonymous said...

2:56 we were all hoping that you would FINALLY take your toys and go home.

clintonrebel said...

Reckon if Ole Miss or Vandy were coming to town she would throw a fit?

Anonymous said... you remember all your emails from four years ago?

I will say that no one can accuse WAPT of "homerism". WAPT's General Manager is on the Belhaven Board of Trustees.

Anonymous said...

2:56 we were all hoping that you would FINALLY take your toys and go home.

WE? You don't speak for me. Shadow brings many salient points to the fore. Many, not all.

He certainly adds more than your throwaway comment.

Anonymous said...

WAPT race baits with regularity.

Kingfish said...

You noticed the time-stamp for WAPT? The report at 5:00 had a little bit different tone than did the later ones on this story.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of when CMMC built that hospital in NE Jackson back in the 90s without obtaining a Certificate of Need. St. Dominic's and Baptist protested and the hospital was forced to convert to office space, but the same old arguments that basically boil down to "those rich people don't want us poor people there!" were bandied about. Never mind the law, nor procedure. We want to do it so we'll do it, then cry and appeal to class or race distinctions when our callous disregard is called out.

I remember Ben Allen (who was a city councilman at the time) on WJNT badmouthing Baptist and St. D, saying, "I hope those rich people in Madison get in an accident and have to drive by that building while they're bleeding to death to go to Baptist!" I called him out on it and shut him up, because the building in NE Jackson had no ER (they even had a sign at the entrance that said "No Emergency Services"). When I pointed that out, he spouted some blather about he swore to be a strong advocate for 39211. I explained to him that many employees of Baptist and St. D live in 39211 and badmouthing their employers for demanding that the law be followed did not make him a strong leader. Mayor Mary is being a strong leader by demanding that JSU follow the rules.

The fact is that JSU is trying to flout convention and open their campus without using proper procedure. I imagine the plan B all along was to cry racism.

Dante said...

Belhaven gets away with a lot by hiding under the Christian banner. If it had to be subjected to FOIA requests like Ole Miss or MS State there would be a lot of staff members losing jobs.

Anonymous said...

7:06 unfortunately nails it.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Dante. Care to elaborate on what would be in those FOIA requests from Belhaven that would cause staff members to lose their jobs. All I read is Christian hate.

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